Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in Los Angeles
A type of soft tissue massage called neuromuscular massage therapy aims to treat persistent issues with the nervous system and muscles. Injuries caused by repetitive motion, trigger points, poor circulation, pinched nerves, and postural issues are the main conditions it is used to treat. The experts at IHS Medical Group in Los Angeles can help determine if this treatment is right for you. Book online or call today!
What Is Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized form of manual massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in a muscle. Strain areas are called tender or trigger points, and they tend to be the cause of ongoing muscular pain symptoms. These trigger points are small areas of the muscle in which there is a contracture of tissue, and the lack of blood and nutrients in that area causes an inability for that muscle to relax. The area is hypersensitive and can cause pain, fatigue, and weakness in the muscle. Trigger points can lead to referral pain, which refers to a phenomenon in which areas far away from the trigger point experience sensations of pain, tingling or numbness.
What are the benefits of neuromuscular massage therapy?
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized type of manual massage that uses alternating levels of focused pressure to relieve muscle strain. This type of massage is typically done using the elbow, knuckles, or fingers. The strain areas, also known as trigger points, are usually the source of persistent muscular pain symptoms. Massaging the muscle will release lactic acid and allow the muscle to begin receiving enough blood and oxygen.
The following advantages are available to patients who receive neuromuscular massage therapy:
- Pain is reduced or eliminated completely
- Flexibility and strength levels that are higher
- Movement is easier and more convenient
- Improved posture
- Musculoskeletal and nervous systems that are in a state of equilibrium
- Improved blood flow
- Toxin levels in the body are reduced
- Increased vitality and energy
Neuromuscular massage therapy has been shown in studies to improve the quality of life for people with chronic health problems such as knee pain, tendonitis, and headaches.
What can I expect during a neuromuscular massage therapy session?
Neuromuscular massage therapy sessions begin just like any other appointment would. You will be directed to an exam room, where you must follow your physician’s instructions. The doctor will place you in a safe position and apply pressure to the painful area. Many of the techniques employed will be determined by the location and severity of the pain or spasm.
Before you enter into a session with your doctor, they will evaluate your specific case and create a personalized strategy for your massage. Conditions that can be treated using neuromuscular massage therapy include:
What should I do after getting a massage?
It is critical to drink plenty of water and follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions after any massage appointment. It’s normal to be sore after a massage, but this will go away in a few days. In order to effectively treat your problem areas, neuromuscular massage therapy requires ongoing treatment.
Book a massage at IHS Medical Group today to enjoy the benefits of pain relief and relaxation. Call or use the online tool to schedule.
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